/fee”ch*r-ek”t*-mee/ The act of removing a feature from a program. Featurectomies come in two flavours, the “righteous” and the “reluctant”. Righteous featurectomies are performed because the remover believes the program would be more elegant without the feature, or there is already an equivalent and better way to achieve the same end. (Doing so is not quite the same thing as removing a misfeature.) Reluctant featurectomies are performed to satisfy some external constraint such as code size or execution speed.
[fee-cherd] /ˈfi tʃərd/ adjective 1. made a or highlight; given prominence: a featured article; a featured actor. 2. having or a certain kind of (usually used in combination): a well-featured face. 3. Obsolete. formed; fashioned. [fee-cher] /ˈfi tʃər/ noun 1. a prominent or conspicuous part or characteristic: Tall buildings were a new feature on the […]
- Feature fatigue
noun a state of frustration with the multiple features on a device, esp. electronic Examples My husband wants a cell phone with just numbers on it. He is suffering from feature fatigue with his current phone. Word Origin 1997
- Feature key
hardware (Or “flower”, “pretzel”, “clover”, “propeller”, “beanie” (from propeller beanie), splat, “command key”) The Macintosh modifier key with the four-leaf clover graphic on its keytop. The feature key is the Mac’s equivalent of a control key (and so labelled on some Mac II keyboards). The proliferation of terms for this creature may illustrate one subtle […]
[fee-cher-length] /ˈfi tʃərˈlɛŋθ/ adjective 1. long enough to be made a feature; of full length: a feature-length story; a feature-length film. adjective 1. (of a film or programme) similar in extent to a feature although not classed as such